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Parks and Recreation Center of Otsego County
(989) 732-6521
315 S Center Ave
Gaylord, MI
Nautilus Fitness Center
(989) 732-5820
1140 Gornick Avenue
Gaylord, MI
Powerhouse Gym Total Fitness Center
(989) 732-0744
1044 W Main St
Gaylord, MI
Dunes Club Clubhouse
(269) 469-5539
10600 Marquette Dr
New Buffalo, MI
Candlelite Banquet Center
(989) 777-2190
Bridgeport Country C
Saginaw, MI
Little League Field
(989) 731-1787
288 S Summitview Dr
Gaylord, MI
Snap Fitness
(989) 705-7627
780 Edelweiss Village
Gaylord, MI
Golds Gym Battle Creek
(269) 979-7800
5700 Beckley Road
Battle Creek, MI
Body Emporium
(810) 659-8404
1414 Flushing Rd # A
Flushing, MI
Club Fitness Center
(616) 754-6667
1401 W Oak St
Greenville, MI

Interval Training for Inline Skaters

By Barry Publow

A practice session of the Toronto Inline Skating Club

Jade Pauley leads the way at a Toronto Inline Skating Club practice, followed by Scott Pauley, Jesse Pauley, Morgan Williams and Herb Gayle.

Photo: Peter Doucet, Speed Skate World

Competing in a marathon is a lot like competing in a 10K. The pace changes often with periods of relaxed skating punctuated by hard surges as skaters chase breakaways or go on fliers of their own.

To be successful under these conditions, you need three things: endurance, acceleration, and the ability to recover.

Endurance will get you to the finish line; acceleration will allow you to keep up with surges in the pack; and the ability to recover will allow you to get the rest you need between surges.

One of the best tools for developing these skills is interval training.

Here are two interval workouts especially designed to prepare skaters for marathons:

Workout No. 1

  • warm up: 5 minutes at a constant pace, then 5 minutes progressing to race pace in the final minute.
  • 4 reps of 5 minutes at 80-85 percent effort with 3 minutes active recovery (very slow skating) between each.
  • rest - 8 minutes
  • 2 fartleks (variable speed interval) of 10 minutes each with 2-3 minutes rest.
  • rest - 3 minutes
  • 5 100m sprints with 90 seconds rest between them
  • cooldown: 10 minutes

Workout No. 2

  • warm up: 5 minutes at a constant pace, then 5 minutes progressing to race pace in the final minute.
  • 2 minutes on at 90 perent effort, followed immediately by 1 minut...

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